Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Rack mounted 1U NUC PC

    NUC goes from strength to strength

    Updated 17/09/2014

    Since we launched the world’s first to rack-mounted NUC mini computer, we have continued to develop what has proved to be a hugely successful product in our line-up.  As such, our 1U rack-mount NUC will soon be available with a host of additional features that present new possibilities and an even richer computing experience from this ultra-small form factor appliance.

    Ready to ship at the end of September, the 2nd generation of our 1U NUC will now come complete with:

    • Option for second LAN port for even greater connectivity
    • Audio input/output for use hosting a wider choice of applications
    • Additional USB port for further interoperability with external devices
    • New internal directional cooling to support greater performance demands
    • A simple blanking plate to give a tidier appearance when racked and spare NUC slots not in use

    This evolving feature set is part of our own product roadmap and commitment to innovating around key Intel technologies.  Likewise, with design, development and production occurring in one UK location, we are proud to be able to respond quickly to customer feedback on our products, enabling us to rapidly enhance what we offer.

    If you’d like to know more about our 2nd generation 1U NUC rack PC please contact us.

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: News, Products

  • First ever Rack Server arriving shortly!

    Updated 02/09/2014

    Having established an enviable reputation as one the UK’s best independent manufacturers of rack mount and mini PC’s, we have taken the decision to expand our product line-up to now include servers.

    Our first 1U Server product is in development, the prototype of which, will shortly be available for us to share with interested customers. The decision to add servers to our portfolio, like many of innovations and product developments, has been spurred on by customer request.

    The 1U Server is a small, quiet, easy to manage multi-use server appliance.  Our thinking behind the product is to make an appliance equally at home as the host for performance-critical applications that demand more resilience and headroom than is achievable from a rack mount PC, whilst offering flexibility and value for money to host less demanding workloads.

    Inside the box

    The appliance is built on industrialised componentry and shaped by our user friendly design.

    Specifically, the server will come with two PCIe slots accommodating full height and full length PCIe cards, making it capable of serving applications such as 3D graphics, video encoding or networking.

    Up to 8 x 2.5″ hot swappable drive bays makes changing failed or upgrading hard-drives a breeze, without the need to power the machine down.  Likewise, a completely new chassis design that includes a quick remove lid makes access to the appliance straightforward, further gearing the server towards ease-of-use and service simplicity.

    Similarly, as more features continue to move from the motherboard to the processor we’ve also been able to develop the server with support for Micro-ATX server motherboards.  Using these boards inside the case has the potential for a simpler, cooler running and easier to manage system.

    Anyone interested in knowing more about the 1U Server or keen to see the prototype should contact us now.

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: Development Projects, News, Products

  • baytrail cpu from intel

    New Intel Bay Trail product line now in stock!

    Updated 01/09/2014

    Intel Atom Bay Trail processors are now available across all of our product lines.  Following our announcement earlier this month that our Nano product was now shipping with Intel’s new Atom Bay Trail CPU we have extended this option across our entire range of products.

    The Bay Trail family of chips are Intel’s Quad Core system-on-chip (SOC) processors designed for intelligent systems, delivering outstanding compute, HD graphics, and media performance.  Bay Trail is manufactured on Intel’s industry-leading tri-gate 22nm process technology.

    Our C16 model identifies the Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor family.  Take a closer look at our products to learn more or contact us to speak with one of the team.

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: News, Products